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Public Space Protection Orders

Tackling anti-social behaviour in the community

Thanet District Council is proposing to combine and renew the existing Alcohol and Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO). The existing PSPOs expire in July 2024.

It is intended that the proposed new PSPO will include new restrictions and will cover the whole of Thanet. The existing ASB PSPO applies to Margate and Ramsgate.

If approved, the new restrictions will be in place for three years, from 2024 to 2027.

The consultation can be found on Your Voice Thanet.

The Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014 introduced new powers for Councils to tackle Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB). One of these new powers was the ability to introduce Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) to restrict certain activities or behaviours within a defined area if it could be deemed such activity was having a detrimental impact on the local community.

Such orders then give Police and Council officers additional powers to then undertake enforcement action against people who cause Anti-Social Behaviour in public places.

PSPOs are designed to ensure the law-abiding majority can use and enjoy public spaces without experiencing anti-social behaviour.

Thanet already has the following orders in place:

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